The vulgar mind always mistakes the exceptional for the important.
The wisdom of the wise is an uncommon degree of common sense.
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it is due.
We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.
What is originality Undetected plagiarism.
There are two kinds of fools. One says, 'This is old, therefore it is good.' The other says, 'This is new, therefore it is better.'
It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favour of vegetarianism, while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Events in the past may be roughly divided into those which probably never happened and those which do not matter. This is what makes the trade of historian so attractive.
I think middle age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty.